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The Case of the Turncoat’s… Coat

When Claudette Knickerbocker discovers corruption in The Force, she calls in the only person she can trust: an old friend from… The War.

Join Private Investigator Ford Phillips and Public Journalist Fig Wineshine as they help their pal untangle this knot of betrayal and intrigue in a deadly serious film noir with absolutely no jokes whatsoever. None.

Congrats on five years @shipwreckedcomedy​, I’m so grateful for all the things you’ve made so far, and excited for everything you’re gonna make in the future. 

PS: Shipwrecked are currently fundraising to make a holiday short and you can see donation info here if that’s the kind of thing you wanna see. (It is.)

I had Big Plans for sketching in Singapore. I wanted it to be like my Europe sketchbook (12) but with a way higher pictures to days ratio, and in colour. I had visions of making a beautiful stop-motion video of sketches appearing on a desk, taking you all on a journey through my trip.

As it is I came back with a lot of sketchy scribbles and colour notes and photos and ideas, and things that mean a lot to me.  There were a lot of lessons about materials (crayons melt in the heat) and sketching methods (as above: using memories instead of actual material can help me narrow down a picture to its key elements instead of overworking). And I learned some more about the sorts of things I want to make. 

But I didn’t end up with a lot that I really want to share. So I’ll just leave you with this, and a link to my instagram for the two sketches I posted while away.

Alert! I am now one of Those People who takes pictures of their art materials. This is what working traditionally has done to me.

Anyway, I’m going to Singapore, and this is the stuff I plan to take. It’s definitely overkill, but that’s okay. We’re only gone for a week, and clothes for Singaporean weather don’t take up much space, so there’s plenty of room in my bag 🙂

Any recs for places to see? Things to do? So far our plans are: eat a lot. Wander around both the Botanic Gardens and the gardens at Marina Bay. Visit the fancy new Art Gallery and the Art+Science Museum. And see the Masjid Sultan and Sri Mariamman Temple.

This fortnight I have jumped wildly from my slow and thoughtful post-Blaugust habits right into work fast!-mode. (Continuing the trend of not-sharing-immediately, though, so some of it won’t be posted for ages.)

But! This piece!

I took Ed J Brown’s Skillshare course. It was really really good. Like, if I had a survey that was asking ‘how likely are you to recommend this course?’ then my answer’d be 5(/5). Because I would and am recommending it to anyone who’s interested in that sort of thing. Useful info, good teacher and just the right level of challenge to stretch you (or me, anyway).

Anyway, this is the result of all my homework. Sketch ideas and alternate finishes can be found on the project page, if you’re into that kind of thing. I had a fun time, and I’m gonna go off and set myself some more editorial assignments in the future 🙂